Wyld Man

colored pencil
24" x 18"

As a retired high school art teacher, I have found my gift through drawing. The years I spent in the classroom have taught me how to see as an artist and to hone my skills in drawing. I enjoy bringing out the most important aspects of a subject, whether it is the texture of the skin or the curve of a branch. I love the control of my favorite medium, colored pencil. The theme of "Fortitude" resonates with me because I gravitate to subjects that show strength of character.

"Wyld Man" is a character I found at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. His attitude and confidence is displayed in his expression and gesture. He is the kind of man that will laugh in the face of danger and do what it takes to save the day.